February 26th saw the annual iF World Design Awards 2016 ceremony where the most creative, practical and exciting designs across the world and industry were celebrated.
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With a broad spectrum of categories, the 2016 iF Design Awards had almost 5,300 entries from about 2,500 participants heralding from more than 50 different countries submitted for consideration.
Within the Product discipline alone, there were more than 3400 products submitted across the 19 categories, with the winners representing the, “perfect combinations of construction and design, of functionality and beauty and of style and technology”. Assessed by an international expert panel from a variety of fields, the iF World Design Award is largely considered one of the most prestigious within the design community.
Amongst the award recipients of the night was Danish design company, Normann Copenhagen, receiving their fifth iF Design Award for their Form furniture collection in the Home Furniture category.
Poul Madsen, founder and co-owner of Normann Copenhagen, is overjoyed, saying, “I can’t think of a better start to 2016. Form stands for all that Normann Copenhagen pursues when we embark on a new project: integration of quality and innovation. We are really happy to see that all our efforts are rewarded by the public and have made it possible for us to be honoured with one of the most important design awards”.
The Form furniture collection was designed by Simon Legald, with the intention of creating a flexible and integrated design that could be easily adaptable to a broad spectrum of bases. What resulted was a series of simplistic chairs and barstools with their signature shell shape, which has since expanded to include two different sizes of tables, and a rocking chair.
Most recently, Normann Copenhagen has launched the Form Full Upholstery series – allowing the Form collection to diversify its appearance and textural expression with the addition of high-quality woollen textiles and leathers to the range.
With the collection of their latest iF Design Award, Normann Copenhagen is ecstatic: “This award reminds and inspires us to keep on cultivating high-end design”.
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